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Top 30 NWHL Prospects Countdown: #10-#5

By Sam Prevot, 08/10/17, 1:45PM EDT


Top 30 Prospects: #10-#5

We are counting down the NWHL's Top 30 Prospects in preparation for the 2017 NWHL Draft! We will be listing five prospects until we reach number one!

#10: Shea Tiley

Photo by Shelley M. Szwast

Position: Goaltender

College: Clarkson University, ECAC

Career: 112 GP, .931 SV%, 1.47 GAA
2016-2017: 37 GP, .931 SV%, 1.58 GAA

Hometown: Owen Sound, Ontario

Majoring in Biology, Shea was previously the starting goaltender for the KW Rangers of the PWHL during the 2013-2014 season. She was also the starting goaltender for Canada's U-18 team in the 2014 World Championships, going 3-0 and allowing only one goal to help the team earn a gold medal. In addition, Shea earned a silver medal with U-18 Team Ontario Blue at the 2013 Canadian National Championships.

#9: Alexis Joyce

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Position: Defender

College: Bemidji State University, WCHA

Career: 110 GP, 16G, 42A, 58P
2016-2017: 35 GP, 4G, 16A, 20P

Hometown: Lakeville, Minnesota

A Pre-Engineering major, Alexis helped lead her Lakeville High School team to three straight state tournament appearances, tallying 89 goals and 117 assists during her career. She has been named all-conference in hockey every season since 8th grade. At Bemidji State, Alexis has been named a WCHA Scholar Athlete for two seasons in a row and to the WCHA All-Academic Team.

#8: Taylar Cianfarano

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Position: Forward

College: Quinnipiac University, ECAC

Career: 109 GP, 58G, 50A, 108P

2016-2017: 35 GP, 13G, 13A, 26P

Hometown: Oswego, New York
Taylar was a figure skater before her brother convinced her to start playing hockey. She attended the National Sports Academy for high school and prep school, where she totaled 125, 147, 113 points in her last three seasons. In addition, Taylar has back-to-back silver medals with Team USA in the U-18 World Championships. She also served as assistant captain of Team USA in the 2013 Summer Series. In 2015-2016 with Quinnipiac, Taylar was named ECAC Hockey Forward and Player of the Year. 

#7: Kennedy Marchment

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Position: Forward

College: St. Lawrence University, ECAC

Career: 108 GP, 43G, 71A, 114P
2016-2017: 36 GP, 20G, 36A, 56P

Hometown: Courtice, Ontario
Before St. Lawrence, Kennedy played for the Durham West Lightning in the PWHL, and was the league's rookie scoring leader during the 2011-2012 season. She also captained the Lightning during the 2013-2014 season. In addition, Kennedy was a member of Team Ontario Blue, winning a silver medal. In the 2016-2017 season with SLU, Kennedy was First-Team All-ECAC Hockey and was a Top 10 Finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Award.

#6: Rebecca Leslie

Photo by Justin Hawk

Position: Forward

College: Boston University, Hockey East

Career: 106 GP, 45G, 69A, 114P
2016-2017: 32 GP, 16G, 18A, 34P

Hometown: Ottawa, Ontario

Majoring in Business Administration and Management, Rebecca won a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2014 IIHF World Women's U18 Championship. She also played three seasons with the Ottawa Senators of the PWHL, where she was captain in the 2013-2014 season. Rebecca finished sixth in scoring in the PWHL with 52 points (25g, 27a). In addition, Rebecca won two national championships with Team Ontario in 2013 and 2014. Rebecca was named to the Hockey East All-Rookie team during the 2014-2015 season.

#5: Katie Burt

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Position: Goaltender

College: Boston College, Hockey East

Career: 108 GP, .939 SV%, 1.39 GAA

2016-2017: 37 GP, .935 SV%, 1.54 GAA

Hometown: Lynn, Massachusetts

Katie entered BC at 17 years old, accelerating her senior year of high school and completing her coursework over the summer of 2014 to attend college a year early, where she now majors in Economics. Before BC, Katie was starting goaltender and captain at Buckingham Browne and Nichols, and was a three-time attendee of USA Hockey's National Development Camp. As she enters her final year of eligibility, Katie sits in the Top 10 in almost every career goaltending category in the NCAA record book.